Weekly police blotter
Wednesday, Sept. 9
House possibly broken into on Marathon Street
A realtor reported that a house she was trying to sell on the 200 block of W. Marathon St. had possibly been broken into some time between Aug. 19 and Sept. 8. When the realtor arrived at the house on Sept. 8, she noticed that someone had drilled through the deadbolt on the service door between the garage and the house.
Officers cleared the residence and did not find anyone, nor did they find anything else damaged other than the deadbolt. The realtor stated that no one had been in the house for three weeks as far as she knew. The homeowners now live in Ohio.
Evidence was collected. There are no suspects at this time.
Laptop, DVDs, safe, $3,000 stolen from Central Avenue residence
A Marshfield woman reported that someone had entered her residence on the 300 block of N. Central Ave. some time between Sept. 4 and 3 p.m. on Sept. 9 and without her permission removed a laptop computer; 10 DVDs; a safe, which contained personal identifying information; and $3,000 of U.S. currency. The woman stated that she did not notice anything missing until she went to use her laptop and that there was no sign that anyone had been in the residence.
The woman’s duplex is currently for sale, and the realtor had placed a lock box on the front door with keys to the residence inside the box. The code for the lock box was located on the back of the lock box. The woman believed that whoever removed the items used the keys from the lock box.
There are no suspects. The woman will inform the realtor of what happened.
The woman also stated that it appeared someone had attempted to gain entry into her residence through a bedroom as a window was partially out on the corner, and the moldings that held the window in place were damaged. The woman was unsure when the window was damaged.
iPod reported missing
A 54-year-old Marshfield man reported that he had mailed his iPod to a Madison company to have its screen replaced. The company contacted the man, stated that they no longer do the repair, and said that the iPod would be mailed back as “refused” without being opened.
The man stated that the envelope was opened when he checked his mail on Sept. 8, and the iPod was missing. An officer inspected the envelope, which appeared to have broken during shipping, causing the iPod to fall out of it. The man will speak with the postmaster about the officer’s beliefs.
Dispute between adults during custody exchange
A 30-year-old Marshfield woman came into the Marshfield Police Department at 5:17 p.m. to report that her ex-husband, a 35-year-old from Loyal, had directed profane and inappropriate language toward her during a custody exchange. The woman also reported that she usually feels uncomfortable during custody exchanges due to the man’s behavior.
Officers contacted the man, and he denied any inappropriate activity. Officers gave both parties multiple options that could help with future custody exchanges and referred them to the Personal Development Center.
Woman slaps her daughter during argument
At 5:28 p.m. a 53-year-old Marshfield woman reported that she had been in an argument with her adult daughter on the 1300 block of N. Central Ave. During the argument the woman slapped her daughter in the face. She then left her daughter there and returned home.
The woman reported that she felt scared that her daughter was going to come to her house. Officers advised the woman to lock the door and stay at a friend’s house if necessary. The woman agreed and was advised to call 911 if she needed help at a later time.
Police perform three warrant pickups
Police arrested an 18-year-old Marshfield man on the 1100 block of S. Central Ave. for a valid Clark County warrant at 9:45 a.m. The man was transported to the Clark County line, where he was turned over to a Clark County deputy without incident.
At 3:22 p.m. police arrested a 35-year-old Marshfield woman on a valid Wood County warrant. The woman was handcuffed, transported to the Marshfield Police Department, booked, and released after posting bond.
Police arrested a 34-year-old Marshfield man on the 300 block of S. Peach Ave. for a valid Marathon County warrant. The man was brought to the Marshfield Police Department and booked. He posted the full bond amount of $324.50 and was released.
Thursday, Sept. 10
Man cited for OAR, arrested on valid warrant
Officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a 20-year-old man, who was identified by his Wisconsin driver’s license. The man was issued a citation for operating after suspension and was then arrested and booked on a valid Wood County warrant. The man posted the full bond amount and was released.
Friday, Sept. 11
Homeless woman’s backpack stolen
A homeless woman reported that her backpack, which contained $300, car keys, and miscellaneous clothes, was stolen some time between 11 p.m. on Sept. 5 and 4 a.m. on Sept. 6 while she was sleeping in the area of Sixth Street and Spruce Avenue.
There are no suspects at this time. The report was done in the event the items are turned over to police.
Assault reported, charges not pursued
At 8:32 a.m. a victim reported being assaulted by a 20-year-old Marshfield man. The victim originally wanted to pursue charges. As the investigation continued, however, the victim decided to drop all charges against the man.
Altercation on Central Avenue
Police responded at 4:02 p.m. to a report of an altercation taking place on the 400 block of S. Central Ave. Officers arrived and received varying descriptions of what happened. All parties were separated and warned for their actions.
Two women argue over babysitting
Police responded at 7:30 p.m. to a report of a disturbance on the 600 block of W. Laurel Court. A disagreement about payment for babysitting and a conversation over text messages led to a 36-year-old woman confronting a 39-year-old woman at the 39-year-old’s residence.
An officer spoke with both parties, and the 36-year-old admitted using vulgar words toward the 39-year-old. The officer assisted the 36-year-old in getting her child’s bag from the 39-year-old.
The officer warned the 36-year-old for her use of vulgar words and told her to avoid contact with the 39-year-old unless making payment for babysitting. The officer also suggested that she mail the payment. No further action was taken.
Man arrested on Marathon County Sheriff’s Department warrant
An officer initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of Central Avenue and Upham Street at 10:05 p.m. The passenger in the vehicle was identified by his Wisconsin driver’s license and was found to have a valid warrant through the Marathon County Sheriff’s Department.
The man was arrested, transported to the Marshfield Police Department, and booked. After bond was posted, the man was released.
Marshfield man arrested for probation violation, methamphetamine possession
At 11:06 p.m. police performed a traffic stop on a vehicle with a nonfunctioning front headlight near the intersection of Ninth Street and Cherry Avenue.
During the stop, K9 Arco alerted to the scent of narcotics emitting from the vehicle. A search was conducted on the vehicle’s lone occupant, an 18-year-old Marshfield man, during which was found a clear, rock-like substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine.
The man was placed under arrest and transported to Wood County Jail for a probation violation. Charges of possession of methamphetamine are being requested through the Wood County district attorney’s office.
Saturday, Sept. 12
Over $40,000 removed from Marshfield woman’s account
Two individuals came into the Marshfield Police Department and reported unauthorized withdrawal transactions from their mother’s money market account, which totaled $42,491.02. The two individuals were on their mother’s account so they could manage it for her.
An unknown person created an online profile using one of individual’s information and withdrew the above amount through multiple transactions between Aug. 27 and Sept. 12.
Three cats found in apartment with no food or water
A man reported that a tenant had filed a complaint in reference to a strong smell of animal urine coming from an apartment on the 100 block of E. Second St. The man investigated the apartment on Sept. 9, and he found three adult cats in the apartment with no food or water. The two litter boxes were both full of feces and urine.
The man stated he had been checking on the cats every day to make sure they had fresh water and food and to clean the litter boxes.
Further investigation revealed that the tenant, a 27-year-old Marshfield woman, had traveled to Spain to visit family. The woman left on Aug. 31 and had requested three weeks of vacation from her place of employment.
At the man’s request, the cats were removed from the apartment, and they were transported to the Pet Motel. A 24-hour notice was left on the apartment door requesting the owner contact the Marshfield Police Department.
Monday, Sept. 14
Flowers damaged on Blodgett Street
Police responded at 11:36 a.m. to a report of damaged property on the 200 block of W. Blodgett St. An officer arrived and observed two flower planters that had the flowers cut and thrown onto the lawn.
A witness also stated there have been issues with someone leaving foot and handprints on the newly poured sidewalks. There are no suspects at this time. The witness requested an extra patrol during nighttime hours.
Marshfield man arrested for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse
Police responded at 2:43 p.m. to a report of a disturbance on the 2200 block of S. Maple Ave. Following investigation, police arrested a 28-year-old Marshfield man for disorderly conduct – domestic abuse.
The man was unable to post bond, and he was transported to the Wood County Sheriff’s Office jail. A request for charges will be sent to the DA’s office.
Tuesday, Sept. 15
Officer investigates counterfeit money
An officer was dispatched to the 100 block of E. Third St. at 10:21 a.m., responding to a report of fake money. A 58-year-old Marshfield woman had been given a counterfeit $50 bill as payment for services on Sept. 14. There was no further information.
Marshfield man taken into custody following disturbance
Police received a report of a domestic disturbance on the 3400 block of Frey Court at 4:25 p.m. During the investigation, police took a 23-year-old Marshfield man into custody for slapping the victim across the face.
The man was able to post the required bond and was released from police custody after booking procedures were completed. Charges are being requested through the Marathon County DA’s office for battery and disorderly conduct with a domestic abuse enhancer.